13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Buenos Aires


1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning site .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Helsinki is 5 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than Buenos Aires - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On the next day, hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then don't miss a visit to Paateri, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Koli National Park. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Koli National Park to be slightly colder, temps between -9°C and -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Koli Shop Retkitupa ©
Koli Shop Retkitupa

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa attractions planner .

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in January, with highs in Vaasa at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 13th (Sun), take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Vaasa to Levi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in January, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -11°C and lows about -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 15th (Tue), ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On your second day here, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo attractions planning tool .

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of -11°C and lows of -22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get a taste of life in the country at Poro Farmi, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Akaslompolo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -17°C in Rovaniemi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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